Ideal slow cooker size: 5-6 quart
Cooking time: 3-4 hours on low or 1 1/2-2 hours on high
1 cup white sugar
2 (15 oz) cans pumpkin puree
1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp salt
1 (18.25 oz) white or yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter
1. In the bottom of a slow cooker (I used a 6 quart slow cooker) combine the sugar, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Stir.
2. In a separate bowl, combine the cake mix and the butter. Use a fork or a pastry blender to cut the butter into the cake mix until butter is pea sized and cake mix is crumbly. Sprinkle the cake mix on top of the pumpkin puree.
3. Sprinkle cinnamon on top of the cake mix.
4. Place a double layer of paper towels on top of your slow cooker. Place the lid over the paper towel and make sure it is secure. (The paper towels will prevent condensation from dripping onto the cake) Cover and cook on LOW for 3-4 hours or on HIGH for 90 minutes-2 hours. Remove the lid and turn to warm. Let sit on warm for 20-30 minutes and then serve with vanilla ice cream (we served ours with pumpkin ice cream)
I saw this pumpkin cobbler recipe and decided I needed to try it in the slow cooker. I ended up changing it quite a bit but I knew it would work since this cherry recipe and this peach recipe work so well. I used the paper towel trick that I love to prevent drippage on top of the cake. I am definitely not usually a pumpkin dessert person (unless it's pumpkin combined with chocolate chips) but this one I'd have to say is good to have seasonally in the fall. Plus it's super duper easy. So if you're not a chocolate person, this just may be the dessert for you.